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Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Franchise Now Offers Eco-Friendly Cooking Oil Management Service In McAllen TX »

April 23, 2014 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Filtafry

McAllen, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions, the company that invented Fryer Management provides service to commercial kitchens across the United States and around the world. The company recently opened a new location in McAllen, TX. The franchised location is owned and operated by Lucas Ramos a resident of McAllen, Texas. As a former agronomist, Lucas is used to working towards sustainable goals for the environment. The new McAllen franchise is growing quickly and has already begun servicing accounts including Lone Star Bar-B-Q, Golden Corral, McAllen Medical Center Hospital and McAllen Country Club.
"Becoming a Filta Franchise Owner fits me very well, because I want to continue in my efforts to benefit the environment," Mr...

European Wax Center Chula Vista-Terra Nova Rewards Friendly Guests With A New Waxing Deal »

April 23, 2014 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 - European Wax Center Chula Vista-Terra Nova is making this season extra special by rewarding friendly guests for their connections with the latest promotion - Refer a Friend. Now, the new Refer A Friend program allows all guests to get $5 off every single waxing in Terra Nova, Chula Vista, CA.
With the Refer a Friend program, guests can save $5 on bikini waxing in Chula Vista, California every time. To participate in Refer a Friend, a guest has to just refer a friend to any European Wax Center nationwide. Once the friend mentions the referring guest’s name, the referring guest will then automatically get $5 taken off their next hair removal service.
All European Wax Centers keep convenient hours for guests and also have exclusive use of the Paris-designed and patented purple Comfort Wax that makes professional body waxing in Terra Nova, Chula Vista, CA a breeze...

Starwood Hotels' Stylish Aloft Brand Arrives In Western Canada »

April 23, 2014 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: aloft hotels

Aloft Calgary University Caters to the Next Generation of Travellers in Alberta
CALGARY, Alberta - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of Aloft Calgary University, the first of its cutting-edge Aloft brand hotels in western Canada. Owned by University Hotels Ltd., the hotel underwent a multi-million dollar transformation prior to conversion. Aloft Calgary University features an urban design aesthetic with 143 stylish guest rooms, 4,000 square feet of meeting space and a lively social atmosphere.
"We are thrilled that Aloft has arrived in western Canada. Calgary is a vibrant city for both students and travelling professionals who appreciate Aloft's style aesthetic and buzzing social scene," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood...

Michael L. Walker Appointed General Manager DoubleTree By Hilton Houston Downtown »

April 23, 2014 at 6:24AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Houston, TX. – Michael L. Walker has been named general manager of the 350-room DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown conveniently located in the heart of the downtown business and financial district, according to Ted Ratcliff, senior vice president operation eastern region for Hilton Worldwide. Effective immediately, Walker will oversee the day-to-day operations of the hotel which is connected to the Allen Center and is within walking distance to the theater and entertainment district.
Walker's background includes experience in all operations, revenue management, food and beverage and sales with over 20 years management experience in full service, upscale, branded properties. A results-focused and effectual leader with a proven ability to immediately impact market penetration index, profitability and guest and team member satisfaction ratings, Walker most recently held the position of general manager of Hilton New Orleans Airport, a position he held since 2008...

Stacey Greenless Joins EXIT Realty In Cheboygan »

April 23, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Cheboygan, MI (Grassroots Newswire) April 18, 2014 - Stacey Greenless joined EXIT Realty Premier in Cheboygan. "We're excited to welcome Stacey to EXIT Realty," says Roger Kopernik, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Premier. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Stacey each and every day."
Stacey has lived in Northern Michigan most of her life and is a mother of three wonderful children. She has 6 years of real estate experience and over 11 years of excellent customer service.
"I am honored to be working for EXIT Realty Premier. Please consider me for any and all of your real estate needs." - Stacey Greenless, Realtor at EXIT Realty Premier.
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Al And Kelli Toelle Offer Dependable, Professional Painting Services With New Fresh Coat Painters Business »

April 23, 2014 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Kelli and Al Toelle are looking forward to bringing dependable, professional painting services to the Edmonton area through their new business, Fresh Coat Painters.
"Kelli and I have been in business for more than 22 years and we were looking for a way to expand. Commercial and residential painting is booming in this area and our community was in need of a dependable, professional painting company. Fresh Coat is here to provide a higher standard of painting services," Al said.
Fresh Coat offers professional residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, deck staining, and many other services for nearly every protective coating application...

Medifast Sells 11 Weight Control Centers In Florida And Texas To Strategic Partner, Medix »

April 23, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Medifast Updates First Quarter Guidance & Reiterates Full Year Outlook
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announced today that its strategic partner, Medix, has acquired 11 Medifast Weight Control Centers in Texas and Florida.
This deal advances Medifast's previously announced plan to transition their corporate weight control centers to the franchise model. The 11 centers will provide both Medifast and Medix products and programs. Medix, a leader in pharmaceutical obesity products, has a 30-year heritage in the weight loss industry. The acquisition marks the first Medix-owned weight loss centers in the United States...

Taco Bell Foundation For Teens™ Has A New Team Of Celebrity Ambassadors, Ready To Inspire And Enable Teens To Achieve Más! »

April 23, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
Taco Bell Opportunities Available

Reggie Bush, Young the Giant, Megan Nicole and Tyler Oakley Join the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens to Connect & Encourage One Million Teens to Graduate High School
April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Irvine, Calif. – Today, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens™ introduces itspowerful team of four new ambassadors to help raise awareness for the high school dropout crisis today's young people face, and to connect with teens in new ways that inspire them on their path to educational and personal success. To reach teens where they are and through the personalities they know and love, the lineup includes professional football star Reggie Bush, rising pop star Megan Nicole, Feed the Beat® band Young the Giant, and YouTube personality Tyler Oakley...

Jay R. Campbell Appointed General Manager Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort »

April 23, 2014 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Clearwater Beach, Fla. - Jay R. Campbell has been named general manager of the 416-room Hilton Clearwater Beach resort nestled on 10 acres of white-sand coastline in Clearwater Beach, Florida, according to Ted Ratcliff, senior vice president operations, US eastern region. Campbell will oversee the day-to-day operations of the hotel which is centrally located near two major airports; Tampa International Airport (TIA) and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International (PIE), next door to Pier 60 and within walking distance to the Beach’s best restaurants and shopping. He will assume his new post, effective immediately. He most recently held the position of general manager of Hiltons of Branson.
Campbell brings over 30 years of leadership experience in hotel management, finance and operations...

Fuddruckers Fast Casual Chain Takes A Bite Out Of Spring With The Monterey Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, Available Through June 27 »

April 23, 2014 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Fuddruckers
Fuddruckers Opportunities Available

April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - While Fuddruckers might be known as the home of the "World's Greatest Hamburgers", this spring, the popular, Texas-born fast casual chain is spreading its wings with the Monterey Chicken Flatbread Sandwich. Available through June 27, the seasonal special features a skinless and boneless chicken breast dusted in a signature spice blend and then grilled to perfection. Topped with cheddar cheese, smokehouse bacon and fresh guacamole, it's folded into a griddle-pressed, house-made flatbread, which is created from Fuddruckers' irresistible bun dough. The offer is subject to availability and price varies by location.
Since 1980, Fuddruckers has been obsessed with making the world happier, one great hamburger at a time...

New Franchisees Sweet On HomeVestors »

April 23, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

One of the Largest Groups in a Single Quarter Shows Continued Belief in Market Performance
April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – HomeVestors, the largest professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees and the number one buyer of houses in the U.S., reveals continued belief in market performance with the announcement of one of its highest ever class enrollments of new franchisees in a single quarter.
"Almost 60 new HomeVestors® franchises have opened in the past three months," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks. "This number is remarkable and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors in today's market."
HomeVestors of America, the We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise, was founded and began franchising in 1996...

Snap-on To Webcast Annual Shareholder Meeting Live Via The Internet »

April 23, 2014 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - April 22, 2014 - Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA) announced today that it will webcast its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders live via the Internet on Thursday, April 24.
The webcast will be available on the Snap-on website beginning at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on April 24. The archived presentation will also be available on the Snap-on site for a period of time following the live webcast.
To attend this event, visit www.snapon.com/sna and click on the link to the webcast. To ensure that you gain access on the day of the presentation, please go to the site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to download and install any necessary audio software.
About Snap-on
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks...

Jeff Peterson Brings Caring Transitions To Central Texas »

April 22, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Jeff Peterson is looking forward to bringing a new service to Central Texas with his new business, Caring Transitions of Austin. Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, junk removal and cleanout, and preparing homes for market.
Caring Transitions of Austin serves Austin, Westlake, Oak Hill, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, and the rest of Travis, Williamson and Hayes counties.
"At Caring Transitions, we help members of our community through significant changes in their lives. We are specially trained to be sensitive to the challenges that seniors face when they must downsize due to a life changing event...

New Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Fayetteville Hosts 3-Day Opening Celebration »

April 22, 2014 at 11:52AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Roland Dickey Gives Away 100 Free Signed Cookbooks
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fayetteville is throwing a three-day celebration from Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26 with a special appearance on Friday by Roland Dickey, chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey will be stopping by the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fayetteville to give away copies of his book, "Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook."
"I've always felt that Fayetteville would be a great opportunity for growth due to the connection with the University of Arkansas and the large number of residents that are from Texas who were already familiar with Dickey's Barbecue Pit," said local franchise owner Jared Thompson...

Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies Partners With Teaching Strategies To Assess Student Success »

April 22, 2014 at 11:46AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

International Child Care Franchise Teams up with Nationally Approved Early Education Resource Company to Measure its Students' Progress and Kindergarten-Readiness
April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Duluth, Ga. -  Ever since its launch nearly 30 years ago, Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies has been devoted to the success of its students – both inside the walls of its schools and beyond its doors. With the nationwide release of its ground-breaking Brain Waves™ curriculum in 2013, the international child care franchise tied an already solid First Class™ core curriculum and popular "Hug First, Then Teach" founding philosophy to the provision of an innovative educational program that promoted brain development in its students – the majority of whom are between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years of age...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results »

April 22, 2014 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center


Total Revenues Increased 1.8%
Revenue Increased 37% in Acceptance Now and Over 67% in Mexico
Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.54, Including a Financing Charge of Approximately $0.03 per Diluted Share Related to Unamortized Financing Costs from a Previous Credit Agreement

PLANO, Texas - April 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced revenues and earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
First Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $833.7 million, an increase of $14.4 million from total revenues of $819.3 million for the same period in the prior year...

Entrepreneur Magazine Chooses Iceborn As A "Top New Franchise To Watch" For 2014 »

April 22, 2014 at 10:38AM PDT | Source: IceBorn
IceBorn Opportunities Available

April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FL – Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has been chosen as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2014 "Top New Franchise to Watch." Entrepreneur chose 57 new companies, which all started franchising within the last five years and managed to rank in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500® alongside companies that have been franchising for decades.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, this group of 57 companies together provide a clear picture of the types of businesses that are seeing success right now. They go on to say that "You'd be hard-pressed to think of a tougher time to start a business than the past five years...

How Huddle House Franchise Is Cashing In On Comfort Food »

April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Huddle House CEO Michael Abt Tells Bloomberg TV That Franchise Owners Know Customer Cravings Drive Business
SANDY SPRINGS, GA - (Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Bloomberg TV's "Taking Stock" recently aired a segment featuring an interview with Huddle House CEO Michael Abt, who told interviewer Pimm Fox why the Huddle House franchise brand is on an upswing.
During the interview, Abt talked about the Huddle House "Any Meal. Any Time." motto of serving whatever customers want around the clock, because most Huddle House franchises are open 24 hours a day. He also talked about how Huddle House is attracting new franchise owners.
"Most of our franchise partners have business experience," Abt told Fox. "Not all of them have restaurant experience...

Woodcraft Now An Authorized Full-Line Shapton Dealer »

April 22, 2014 at 9:56AM PDT | Source: Woodcraft

Parkersburg, WV (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Woodcraft Supply recently became an authorized full-line dealer for Shapton sharpening products, which means customers now have access to quality sharpening solutions for pretty much all their shop and home needs.
"With the addition of the complete line of Shapton products, we now provide the sharpening medium for a much wider range of tools – kitchen, garden and woodworking," Woodcraft product development manager George Snyder said.
Customers may choose from two types of ceramic stones – the new Shapton Glass Stone® series and the Traditional/Professional Series that has been updated and sold for several years. "Shapton stones are the flattest and easiest to use sharping stones available," Snyder said...

Kinderdance® Keeps Growing In Texas »

April 22, 2014 at 9:50AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with Melia Millanti. Melia successfully completed her training and is now certified to teach Kinderdance programs to young children in the Austin, Texas area.
"I was ready to make the move from corporate America to entrepreneurism and begin running my own business", said Melia Millanti. "After doing my research on different children’s franchises, my desire to be part of a strong organization led me to Kinderdance. The solid-on going corporate support, comprehensive training program, market demand and the high quality of Kinderdance programs really stood out for me...



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